Percy Main face the drop after going down at Carlisle City. The Villagers needed to win across in Cumbria and hope that relegation rivals Hebburn Reyrolle slipped up in their final fixture – but goals from Dan Gawith, Peter Ferris and Marc Shiel gave runners-up-chasing City their eighth win in a row. Sam Thompson pulled one back.
Kev Carr hit a hat-trick and Gary Yates netted twice as Shankhouse beat Rutherford. Lee Gustard got the other – Will Forsyth getting the consolation.
Champions Blyth Town’s scorers were Ian Lee, Malcolm Morien and David Robinson – with an own-goal completing the total – as they won at Killingworth Station. Dean Nicholson netted at the other end.
Robbie Frame and Kev Hay both struck twice in Gateshead Redheugh’s promotion showdown with Newcastle Chemfica. Liam Henderson also slammed home, with Jay Lomana and Ian Hutchinson replying for Chemfica, who now trail their hosts by four points with both having two games to play.
At the bottom of the table, Willington Quay Saints need to win their final game to get out of the basement after Daniel Ure, Andrew Renton and Tavis Couling fired home for Bohemians in the first half. Glen Johnson hit a consolation from the penalty spot late on for the Saints, who are a point behind Heddon.
David Scott’s double and a Robbie Eastway strike helped ease Bedlington Terriers Reserves away from the dangerzone against Ponteland United, while Birtley Saint Joseph’s strikers Martin Guy and Lee Cuthbertson both hit doubles at Hexham. Tom North and Patrick McAllindon replied.
Joseph Laver was another that got on the scoresheet twice for Newcastle Uni at Cullercoats. Jake Salisbury grabbed the other for the Students with Dean McCarthy notching for the hosts.
Michael Starkie smashed in a hat-trick as Wallsend Boys’ Club kept their promotion hopes alive.
Nicky Whitelaw and a Carl Morrison screamer completed the total against Seaton Burn, while Ben Jefferson, Dylan Heneghan (pen), Chris Thompson and Matty Dawson pulled the trigger for Newcastle Benfield Reserves as they completed their fixtures with a 4-1 success against Wideopen.
RESULTS (Saturday, May 3, 2014)
Premier Division: Carlisle City 3 Percy Main Amateurs 1, Killingworth Station 1 Blyth Town 4, Shankhouse 6 Gateshead Rutherford 1.
Division One: Bedlington Terriers Reserves 3 Ponteland United 0, Cullercoats 1 Newcastle University 3, Gateshead Redheugh 5 Newcastle Chemfica (Independent) 2, Hexham 2 Birtley St Joseph’s 4, Willington Quay Saints 1 Gosforth Bohemians 3.
Division Two: Newcastle Benfield Reserves 4 Wideopen & District 1, Wallsend Boys Club 5 Seaton Burn 0.